5 Things to Look Forward To This Snow Sports Season

Another winter is just around the corner, and the Snow Sports Canada teams are gearing up for the start of the World Cup season. With that in mind, let’s take a look at five things we can look forward to this winter season.

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014

Snow Sports Canada is proud to congratulate snow sport athletes Pierre Harvey, Horst Bulau and Sarah Burke on their inductions into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Trailblazers in the world of snow sports, and an inspiration to Canadian’s from coast to coast!

2015 Named The Year of Sport in Canada

2015 Named The Year of Sport in Canada: Snow Sports Canada applauds the initiative of the Harper Government in naming 2015 as the Year of Sport in Canada, and we look forward to cheering on our athletes during the upcoming snow sports season.

Athlete Profile: Chris Klebl

Recently Chris just ranked 6th in Men’s 15km Sitting in the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, this Canadian has been racing for over six years find out more..

Athlete Profile: Mark Arendz

At the age of seven, Mark was involved in a farm accident, which resulted in the amputation of his left arm above the elbow. While this accident was a life altering experience, it did not affect his love of sport or deter him from any future aspirations.

Athlete Profile: Brian McKeever

3x Gold Medalist at the recent Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, made history with his overall medal count at 13, of those ten are gold!

Para-Nordic Skiing 101

An Introduction to Para-Nordic skiing

Para-Nordic skiing is the sport of cross-country skiing and biathlon for participants and athletes with a physical/intellectual impairment as defined by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Athlete Profile: Braydon Luscombe

A former prospect athlete who moved up to the national team in 2011 after forerunning at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Winter Games, Luscombe has recorded eight top-10 finishes at IPC World Cup and world championship events since his first World Cup season (2012).

Athlete Profile: Matt Hallat

A full-time athlete who has been part of the national team since 2002, Hallat is the 2011 Canadian champion in giant slalom and slalom in the standing category.

Athlete Profile: Chris Williamson

The oldest member of Canada’s national team at 41, Williamson competes in the visually impaired category with guide Robin Fémy. He is a veteran of three Paralympics and has more than a dozen IPC World Championship medals.

Athlete Profile: Mac Marcoux

Mac Marcoux races in the visually impaired category as the youngest competitor on the IPC World Cup circuit and is guided by his older brother, Billy Joe Marcoux.